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Triangeln in Malmö, Sweden by FOJAB arkitekter

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Article source: FOJAB arkitekter

The Triangeln project is large and complex mixed use building with a wide variety of functions including retail, residential, office and parking spaces incorporated in a very limited area. These functions are woven together from a range of different properties and building bodies in a coherent multistory building.

Image Courtesy © FOJAB arkitekter

  • Architects: FOJAB arkitekter
  • Project: Triangeln
  • Location: Malmö, Sweden
  • Client: NCC Construction Sverige
  • User: NCC Projekt, NCC Bostad
  • Property owner: NCC Property
  • Contractor: NCC Construction Sverige
  • Construction cost: approx 1000 000 000 SEK
  • Area: approx 63 000 m²

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Cube Tower in Guadalajara, Mexico by Estudio Carme Pinós

Friday, April 14th, 2017

Article source: Estudio Carme Pinós

The basis of this project was the desire to create a building in which all offices are well-ventilated, have natural light and take advantage of Guadalajara’s good climate, rendering air conditioning unnecessary.

Image Courtesy © Jordi Bernadó

  • Architects: Estudio Carme Pinós
  • Project: Cube Tower
  • Location: Guadalajara, Mexico
  • Photography: Jordi Bernadó

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Torre Bicentenario in Mexico City by OMA

Wednesday, April 12th, 2017

Article source: OMA 

Compared with the world’s other economically ascendant regions such as Asia and the Middle East, Latin America has a skyscraper deficit. Poised to harness the economic and symbolic potential of the Bicentennial, Mexico City will celebrate a historic moment with the emergence of a new skyscraper, the Torre Bicentenario. In an architectural age defined by the pursuit of expression at all costs, the Torre Bicentenario is building whose unique form is responsive rather than frivolous; a building whose form facilitates rather than complicates its use: the stacking of two pyramidal forms produces a building simultaneously familiar and unexpected, historic yet visionary.

Image Courtesy © OMA

  • Architects: OMA
  • Project: Torre Bicentenario
  • Location: Mexico City
  • Photography: Frans Parthesius
  • Model: Vincent de Rijk
  • Client: Grupo DANHOS
  • Partner in charge: Rem Koolhaas
  • Team: Shohei Shigematsu, Christin Svensson, Gabriela Bojalil, Noah Shepherd, Natalia Busch, Leonie Wenz, Jan Kroman, Leo Ferretto, Max Wittkopp, Jason Long, Margaret Arbanas, Jonah Gamblin, Amparo Casani, Jin Hong Jeon, Jane Mulvey, Michela Tonus, Matthew Seidel, Nobuki Ogasahara, Justin Huxol, David Jaubert, Mark Balzar, Charles Berman, James Davies, Jesse Seegers
  • Site: Northeast corner of Chapultepec Park, adjacent to the interchange of two major highways
  • Associate Architect: Laboratory of Architecture – Max Betancourt, Fernando Romero, Dolores Robles-Martinez
  • Engineers: Arup – David Scott, Chris Carroll, Ricardo Pittella, Michael Willford, Bruce McKinlay, Julian Sutherland, Alistair Guthrie, Huseyin Darama, Yuvaraj Saravanan, Betsy Price, Keith Frankllin, Matt Clarke, Renee Mackay-Lyons
  • Final concept design floor areas: BOMA gross area: 173,158.5m2; BOMA leasable area: 151,755.7m2; Mexico City leasable area: 150,528.1; BOMA usable area: 130,547.2 m2

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Interior Design in the Parrote Car Park in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

The Parrote car park is already a reality eleven years after the works had been awarded and after four years stoped, between 2008 and 2012, during this time it was necessary to adapt the project to the archaeological remains that were found in the area.   The car park has two entrances. You can access both by Puerta Real and by the San Anton Castle. In the case of the first, this is a temporary entry while the tunnel in construction to connect the underground of the Marina is not ended, which will connect with the Parrote, the entrance will be located underground. The car park has 610 spaces.

Image Courtesy © Héctor Santos-Díez

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos (Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García)
  • Project: Interior Design in the Parrote Car Park
  • Location: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Photography: Héctor Santos-Díez
  • Area: 18.545 m²
  • Date: 2014

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Maternity and Oncologic Parking, A Coruña in Galicia, Spain by Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

Article source: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos

Public Parking located nearby the Oncological Center of Galicia and the Maternity and Children´s hospital in A Coruna.

This building is the result of winning a public competition called by EMVSA in el año 2013

Image Courtesy © Héctor Santos – Díez

  • Architects: Díaz y Díaz Arquitectos [Lucas Díaz Sierra, Gustavo Díaz García] with Rafael Ángel Otero Mosquera
  • Project: Oncologic Center of Galicia and Children’s and Maternity Hospital parking
  • Location: A Coruña, Galicia, Spain
  • Photography: Héctor Santos – Díez
  • Client: EMVSA. Empresa municipal de vivienda, servicios y actividades, S.A.
  • Area: 10000 m²
  • Date: 2015

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Grafton Street NHS Car Park in Manchester, England by Sheppard Robson Architects

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Article source: Sheppard Robson Architects

Aliva UK was commissioned to develop an eye-catching, 3D-effect façade that would bring vitality to a hospital parking ‘super-hub’ for visitors. Architect Sheppard Robson’s brief was to extend the existing Grafton Street car park and create a striking local landmark for Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust, which cares for a million patients every year.

The brief

The car park building is normally seen from the side, not face-on, so the architects wanted cladding that would ‘step off’ the building, pushing out a further 800mm.

Sheppard Robson specified a metal façade that would not only enhance security, but also provide a minimum 75% natural air-flow to help the building breathe without the need for mechanical ventilation. This was a vital consideration due to exhaust fumes in the car park.

Image Courtesy © Sheppard Robson Architects

  • Architects: Sheppard Robson Architect
  • Project: Grafton Street NHS Car Park, Manchester, UK
  • Location: Manchester, England, UK
  • Façade Design and Installation: Aliva UK
  • Client: Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Trust

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Chesapeake Car Park One in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Sunday, March 12th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects

Exterior Appearance

The exterior of the building features staggered metal panels which function to screen views of the vehicles and provide airflow to qualify the building as an open parking structure. Internal ramps and screening vehicles from view is visually harmonious with the adjacent structures. The metal panels match details on the adjoining office building.  Brise soleil on the west side of the garage visually connects the adjoining office building. Horizontal panels vary in size, with 6” slats at ground level for human scale, and change to 1’, 2’ and 4’ widths as they rotate around the façade and add texture. There is no exterior lighting on the building. Internal lighting glows between horizontal panels.

Southwest corner of Car Park One, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Car Park One
  • Location: 6300 N. Classen, Oklahoma City, OK  73118, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Project Team: Rand Elliott, FAIA, Bill Yen, AIA, Miho Kolliopoulos, AIA, Michael Hoffner, AIA
  • Scope: Car Park One – 383,250 s.f.
  • Completed: July 2011

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Chesapeake Car Park 3 in Oklahoma City by Elliott + Associates Architects

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017

Article source: Elliott + Associates Architects 

Concept Points:          

  1. This is the first rooftop restaurant on campus.
  2. It will be a new experience with views 90’ above the street.
  3. There is seating for 256 including 54 on the East Roof deck.
  4. Inspiration
    1. The panoramic views…you can see 25 miles in all directions.
    2. The transparency lets the sky come into the space…
    3. Imagine a restaurant in a
    4. Imagine a personal
    5. Imagine dining while cantilevered over the edge of the building…lunch while floating.

The south elevation of Chesapeake Building 14 with the 6th floor Skyline Restaurant cantilevered over the edge. The form frames the downtown view. The lattice creates sun shading, Image Courtesy © Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)       

  • Architects: Elliott + Associates Architects
  • Project: Chesapeake Car Park 3
  • Location: Oklahoma City, USA
  • Photography: Scott McDonald (Hedrich Blessing)
  • Client: Chesapeake Energy Corporation
  • Scope: 14,160 sq. ft.; 2,080 sq. ft. roof deck
  • Completed: 2014

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MyZeil in Frankfurt am Main, Germany by Studio Fuksas

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Article source: Studio Fuksas

The MyZeil Shopping Mall covers an area of 77,000 square meters, a structure that includes shops, leisure spaces, kids areas, restaurants, fitness center and parking.

The building is spread over 6 floors, the shopping area from level -1 to the third floor, while from the fourth floor, which serves as a square and meeting place, there are the fitness area and restaurants.

Image Courtesy © Karsten Monnerjahn

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: MyZeil
  • Location: Grosse Eschenheimer Strasse 10-14, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Photography: Karsten Monnerjahn, Moreno Maggi and Gianmarco Chieregato
  • Client: PalaisQuartier GmBH & CO., KG
  • Structures: Knippers-Helbig Beratende Ingenieure, Stuttgart; Krebs und Kiefer Beratende Ingenieure für das Bauwesen GmbH, Darmstadt
  • Realization of the façade and covering: Waagner Biro Stahlbau AG, Wien
  • Cost: 135,000,000 Euros
  • Built surface: 77,000 sq.m.
  • Façade: 8,500 sq.m.
  • Cover: 13,000 sq.m.
  • Period: 2002-2009

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Urban Repurposing of a Former Dairy in Paris, France by NOMAA_MARC YOUNAN ARCHITECTES

Sunday, March 5th, 2017

Article source: NOMAA_MARC YOUNAN ARCHITECTES

The project involves the conversion of an industrial building dating from the 19th century into 85 units of social housing, and a nursery with space for 40 cribs, as well as a commercial space and a parking garage. The existing building, which has served a series of varied activities – first as a dairy, then for food processing industries, followed by maintenance workshops and a printing business – was built on a trapezius plan around a courtyard covered with an industrial glass roof sheltering delivery docks.

Image Courtesy © Daniel Moulinet

  • Architects: NOMAA_MARC YOUNAN ARCHITECTES (Eddy Vahanian)
  • Project: Urban Repurposing of a former dairy
  • Location: 13-19 boulevard Ornano, 75018 Paris, France
  • Photography: Daniel Moulinet Photographe
  • Project owner: Linkcity pour Paris habitat
  • BET TCE: Groupe Nox (feasibility study, design and supervision of the engineering trades, contract management for the site)
  • General contractor: Brezillon
  • Surface area: 9 300 m²
  • Cost: 13.5 M€ excluding VAT
    Calendar: Delivered in December 2016

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